IDOT Budgets $851.9 Million For Local Projects

A traffic count map of area streets around Troy. Source: Illinois Dept. of Transportation

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently released its Fiscal Year 2020-2025 Proposed Highway Improvement Plan (also called the Multi-Year Plan or MYP).  The plan budget for the entire state highway program for the duration is $23.49 billion with program costs statewide for 2020 at $3.76 billion.  The budget for local projects is approximately $851.9 million with $77.9 million of that being done in 2020.

The increased budget is due to the passage of the comprehensive Rebuild America capital program and increased appropriations from the Federal Government and a shift in project selection priorities with the state. The Transportation Asset Management Plan focuses on maintaining and preserving the condition of the roads and bridges before they deteriorate and need more expensive repairs. This focus on low-cost treatments will help save money over costly repairs or replacements.

IDOT is currently accepting public comment on the Multi-Year Plan and considers them during the ongoing development of the projects. The full plan and list of projects is available online at the

Illinois Department of Transportation website at www.idot.illinois.gov.  Comments may be submitted on the form provided on the website via email to DOT.OPPMYPOutreach@illinois.gov, mailed to Illinois Department of Transportation, Office of Planning and Programming, Bureau of Programming, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway Room 307, Springfield, IL 62764, or by phone at (800)493-3434, TTY 1-800-526-0844.

Local projects for 2020 include:

• Interstate 255 between Collinsville Rd and Illinois Route 15- rehabilitation, resurfacing, major bridge repairs

• Interstate 270 Canal and River Bridges- deck sealing

• Illinois 255 from I270 to Illinois 143- standard overlay

• Interstate70 from east of 55/270 to west of Prairie Rd- crack and joint sealing

• Illinois 162 from Illinois 157 to Illinois 159- designed overlay and ADA improvements

• Keebler Rd at Illinois 162- Intersection improvement

• Fairmont Ave at Canteen Canal- Bridge replacement

• Illinois 157 from MCT Nature Trail to Center Grove Rd- Bike Trail

• Local projects for 2021 through 2025 include:

• US40 from Formosa Rd to Bethany Ln- addition of lanes and a bidirectional turn lane

• Illinois 143 from Illinois 4 to Walnut St. (Highland)- new pavement

• Illinois 143 over Silver Creek tributary- bridge replacement

• Illinois 157 at Illinois 162- new bridge and intersection relocation

• Illinois 159 at Beltline in Collinsville- intersection reconstruction

• Illinois 159 from Troy Rd in Glen Carbon to Cumberland Ave in Collinsville- standard overlay

• Sugar Loaf Rd from Honey Ln to Illinois 157- intersection reconstruction

• Illinois 4 from Interstate 55 to Illinois 143- new pavement and shoulders

• Illinois 157 from St. Louis St. to S University Dr.- new pavement

• Interstate 270 at Illinois 111- new interchange

• Interstate 270 at Illinois Route 3- new interchange

• Interstate 270 from the Canal Bridge to the Mississippi River new lanes and new bridge over the Mississippi

• Interstate 70/270 from Interstate 55 to 55/70/270- bridge deck sealing and joint repair and ramp repair

• Interstate 64 at Illinois 111interchange reconstruction and new bridge

• Interstates 55/70/US 40 from Illinois 159 to Interstate 270- microsurfacingInterstate 55/70/US40 over Pleasant Ridge Rd- bridge replacement

• Interstate 55/70/US 40 west of Illinois 203 to Fairmont Ln- overlay, ramp and bridge repair, sealing and painting

• Interstate 55/64 over Trendley- new bridge deck

• EB Poplar St. Bridge distributors- new bridge deck, substructure repair

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